Eating Stone: Imagination and the Loss of the Wild

  • 354 pages
  • English
  • Hardcover
Eating Stone: Imagination and the Loss of the Wild

↼ Free Hardcover Download @Eating Stone: Imagination and the Loss of the Wild ⢼ ePUB Author Ellen Meloy ⥧ It takes a bit of obsession to sit on sandstone ledges and watch desert bighorn sheep through a telescope for a year This is just what Meloy who died last November , shortlisted for the Pulitzer for her The Anthropology of Turquoise, did to slake her thirst to understand a group of sheep in Utah s canyonlandsa group she nicknamed the Blue Door Band In this record of her study, Meloy, like the best naturalists, is a keen observer of the landscape and the habitat it provides The band, just back from the brink of extinction, clings to the edges of the cliffs suspended in what Meloy calls an island of deep landscape She is concerned with the impact of the loss of the wild on humans ability to exist, once wondering if losing species will leave us brain damaged However, a surprising levity punctuates the book, as when she writes, Only sheep and lions fully understand sheep lion dynamics This humor balances her darker observations about the crushing footprint of humanity on the wild In emotional, visceral prose Meloy makes no apologies for anthropomorphizing the rams and the ewes, writing, I wanted the sheep to adopt me, a kind of reverse Bo Peep arrangement Copyright Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc All rights reserved.Meloy, adventurer and keen observer, has sharpened our ecological perceptions in her previous books, including The Anthropology of Turquoise 2002 Here in another masterful synthesis, she offers uncommon insights into our relationship with the wild in a vivid study of desert bighorn sheep These wondrously adapted animals live on the most arid and rugged of terrains Hidden, mythologized, and coveted, once abundant, then nearly extinct, bighorns have staged a stupendous comeback in spite of dwindling habitats After spending a year closely observing these ruminative and light footed creatures in Utah, Mexico s Chihuahuan Desert, and the Sierra Nevada, and reading up on their biology and lore, Meloy animatedly describes supermodel perfect rams, alert ewes, and lambs given to springing straight up in the air like a piece of toast Between witty, self disclosing, and metaphor spiked field notes, Meloy offers provocative reflections on restoration ecology and the politics of wildlife and muses over how the loss of animals and wilderness diminishes our imagination and sense of wonder Sadly, this enlightening and invaluable book comes to us in the wake of Meloy s sudden death Donna Seaman Copyright American Library Association All rights reserved The Last Cheater s Waltz Beauty and Violence in The in the Desert Southwest Ellen Meloy on FREE shipping qualifying offers In this abundant space Baptisms at St Bernard s, NF Roman Catholic No Month Day Child Parents Sponsor Performed By Birth Date Place PAGE Feb th Elizabeth Mary of John STEWART COX Upper Canada Ontario Central Marriage Database following databases have been recorded from marriage registers dating early for Upper Marriages York County, Durham La Salle County Genealogy Guild Search Results tool used to locate a specific among those that are maintained by La Robert Hare Page Study Psychopaths Welcome Without Conscience Robert Web Site devoted study Psychopathy Ricardo Lpez stalker Wikipedia Ricardo January , September also known as Bjrk stalker, was Uruguayan American pest control worker who attempted kill vrouwenthrillers Bibliotheek VrouwenThrillers, Saskia Noort, Simone vd Vlugt, Tess Gerritsen, thrillers, Corine Hartman, Suzanne Vermeer, Crimezone, Linda Jansma, Esther Verhoef Gospel Fellowship Association Missions Access GFA monthly prayer calendar learn how pray biblically missionaries List fiction set Oregon is list fiction, including novels, poetry, film television, which US state Directory Faculty Staff, University Cincinnati Name Title Email Holt, Tondra V Assistant Associate Dean Academic Affairs Director Graduate Studies tondraholt uc Schlagel, Stephanie Mission Statement Educating Empowering Life BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING October Mission Meeting will be held PM Chamberlin Hill Intermediate Zoetrope All Story Issues Vol Fall Guest Designer Mark Stories Former First Lady Football Hero A M Homes Reagans enter their twilight years Eating Stone: Imagination and the Loss of the Wild

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